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Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt (1836-1919), Painter and President of the Royal Academy

Sitter associated with 26 portraits
Artist associated with 4 portraits
Painter; trained in London and Paris, and established his fame with his immense painting, Israel and Egypt, 1867; worked on a number of decorative schemes, his paintings of mythological subjects winning him a considerable contemporary reputation. Appointed the first Slade Professor in 1871, and director of art at South Kensington, 1875, Poynter was influential in introducing French principles of art teaching into England. He later served as Director of the National Gallery, 1894-1904, and President of the Royal Academy, 1896-1918.

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D20780

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt

after Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt
collotype, 1904
NPG D20780

D9904

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt

after Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt
collotype, 1904
NPG D9904

Ax41276

Susan Margaret Richards (née MacKinnon), Duchess of Somerset

by Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt, photogravure by Walker & Boutall
photogravure, 1897
NPG Ax41276

D36065

Sir Frederick Alexis Eaton

after Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt
aquatint photogravure, (1913)
NPG D36065